5 EASY WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR TODDLER’S SENSE OF HUMOUR
- A sense of humour really does run in families – one sure-fire way of cultivating your toddler’s is to be playful and funny yourself. Deal lightly with small catastophes, there really isn’t any point crying over spilled milk – or cat food!
- Take your toddler’s humour seriously. OK, so those early attempts at telling a joke can be quite painful, but celebrate the fact your toddler is trying.
- Read funny books together. He’ll soon pick up on the rhythm and language of side-splitting stories!
- Enjoy laughing together at a funny film or TV show – the more slapstick, the better.
- Use humour to your advantage. Many a tantrum can be deflected by singing a silly song or walking a wobbly walk!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Children, on average, laugh 300 times a day, while adults laugh just 15 times.
- The area of the brain that produces laughter is also responsible for planning and organisation.
- Giggling may even help your little one grow because a good laugh is known to produce growth hormones.